Happy Earth Day DC!
Earth Day serves as a day to reflect on the impact that climate change and pollution have on Mother Nature and all of us earthlings. It’s important to remind ourselves of the negative consequences our behaviors can have on the environment and to take action to ensure we’re taking care of our planet. We’ve put together a list of seven awesome events taking place around Washington DC this coming Thursday, April 22, so you can celebrate Mother Nature and show love and appreciation for our precious environment and ecosystems.
Of course, this year safety guidelines and protocols will be strictly observed during in-person events, so make sure to keep your distance and bring along your mask!
1. Earth Day at Hillwood Estate
Learn about Hillwood’s conservation efforts including pollinator gardens, a new native garden with a bio-retention pond, worm composting, and energy improvements, with Jessica Bonilla, Director of Horticulture. Or, join Hillwood’s first-ever miniature gardening workshop design especially for families. The virtual tour will start at 1:30 p.m. on zoom and free tickets are required to participate. See more here.
2-6. Great Global Cleanup
Join the Great Global Cleanup taking place across the world for a special Earth Day Cleanup. Multiple locations in the DC Metro area will be hosting cleanups including Downtown, Logan Circle Memorial Park, Georgetown, Buzzards Point, and Arlington, VA. Learn more about it and sign up here.
7. Virtual American Chemical Society Kids Zone — An Online Green Chemistry Event
Join chemists from across the world on Thursday, April 22, for a virtual #ACSKidsZone event , hosted by Sam Jones, science communicator and host of Reactions, and participate in Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Registration is required to attend, you can sign up here.
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